FishTail Palm, Caryota Mitis, Privacy Tree
Fish Tail Palm, Caryota Mitis, Clustering palms great for privacy.
Fish Tail Palm also known as Caryota Mitis features large feathery arching fronds organize in a very unique pattern setting it apart from any other palm, their growth habit is clustering together forming a dense bush of different height plants, the end of each leaflets resembles the fins of a fish tail commanding attention both indoor or outdoor. The Fishtail Palm can be grown in full sun or part shade, They are moderately cold tolerant, which can withstand temperatures as low as 35 degrees, this one is an evergreen that can grow up to 30ft high, when planted outdoors, Fish tails are often used to create privacy screen between neighbors, fence lines or in backyards, like the areca palms fish tails can grow very dense, they can be planted in rows 2-3 feet apart or staggered. Caryota Mitis are often used in interior escapes as potted plants, to decorate hotel entrances, lobbies, offices, patios or decks, as a container plant it provides a very unique focal point in any setting. Fishtail Palms produce flowers in the form of berries, these are also the seeds that can be used to reproduce itself in nature, the berries are toxic to both pets and humans.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||20-30 ft.|
|Mature Width:||4-6 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Foliage:||Green fishtail like fronds|
|Uses:||Accent Plant, Privacy tree|
|Characteristics:||Clustering Arching leaves like fish tails|
|Soil Conditions:||Works well in most soils|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Creating Privacy between Property Lines:
Fishtail palms grow in clusters, producing new shoots and creating a very dense result, great for Privacy between neighbors, a live fence with plants or screen. If you want to plant in a straight line, Plan on Spacing out the Christmas Palm 3-4 feet apart. If you want a more natural look, stagger the trees and space them about 2-3 feet apart, as they mature they will create a great wind break and privacy fence. Leave room on the property line for the trees to grow. Don't plant directly on the property line because they will grow over the line onto your neighbor's property.
Tall Accent Specimen:
Fishtail Palm can also be used as a focal accent plant, plant one in your yard and just let it grow, It will definitely be the tallest tree in your yard and will demand attention from everyone that visits.
Care & Maintenance
Before purchasing a Fishtail Palm, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
Please note Fishtail Palm are susceptible to some yellowing and browning of the bottom leaves, stress from shipping and natural growth will cause the bottom fronds to yellow before browning, some level of maintenance is needed, trimming the frond once they begin to brown is needed, you may prune the frond from the bottom section of its own stem about an inch from the main trunk, this will also help the plant remain vibrant and promote new growth while exposing the main trunk.
PLANTING, Palms can be planted all year round, select an area with FULL SUN, ornamental palms are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established palms are highly adaptable and drought resistant. When planting dig a hole twice as wide than your new plant's root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the plant deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
Light, Thrives in Full Sun
Water twice a week for the first growing season.
Fertilizing, no need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions. You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration.
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